I have to admit, I feel very strongly about HDR processing. It is a pretty telling example of a powerful tool misused and abused to the point of tedium. Admit it, how many times have you seen a photo online that looks like this:
|This result is so hideous, I can't post it online without marking it with a big red 'X'. And yet, you see photos like this disturbingly often.|
For the life of me, I can't understand why would someone process an image like that and like it. I assume they like it, if they post it online and share it with friends. And who am I to tell them or you if you should like something or not. If you process your HDRs like this and you like them, well, all the power to you.
But take a look at this, and let me know if you like it any better: